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Asthma and the Home Environment


February 8
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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By attending this webinar you will be more knowledgeable about the impact allergies have on asthma and how you can use this information in shared decision making.


  • Describe the impact of allergies on asthma.
  • Review the main allergens that impact asthma in the indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Address mitigation methods that are evidenced based to improve asthma outcomes.

Featured Speaker:

Sharmilee Nyenhuis, MD. Dr. Nyenhuis is originally from rural southern Illinois and completed medical school and internal medicine training at the University of Illinois Chicago. She completed her allergy/immunology training at the University of Wisconsin and then returned to Chicago to grow the allergy program at the University of Illinois Chicago and Jesse Brown VA. Her research portfolio aims to examine the association of real-time indoor and outdoor air quality and asthma outcomes, test and implement interventions that address diet, weight loss and physical activity in minoritized asthma populations, and examine the impact of climate change in medically underserved populations. 

1.0 Nurse Contact Hour

Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Criteria for successful completion: attend the full event and complete the online evaluation.

No relevant financial relationships were identified for any member of the planning committee or any presenter/author of the program content.


There is no charge for this webinar. This program is supported by a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health for the Asthma Quality Improvement in Critical Access Hospitals 2024 project.